Slovenian allots 4.7 million Euros for film funding

The Slovenian government announced that the Slovenian Film Fund ( will receive 4,7 million Euros to finance Slovenian film production in 2010. Of that, 1.3 million will go toward new…

Slovenia prepared two new film/TV laws

The Slovenian government has introduced two new laws for covering film, video and TV production.Both have to be ratified, but are expected to pass before the parliament adjourns for summer…

Slovenian Film Fund appoints new director

Igor Kadunc has been appointed general manager of the Slovenian Film Fund (

Slovene exhibitor faced with 3D problem

Slovene exhibitor Kolosej kinematogafi has stopped screenings of James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar due to problems with the contract to rent 3D glasses.

Planet Tušl becomes Slovenia's largest exhibitor

With the opening of its fifth multiplex in Koper on March 31, Slovenian cinema chain Planet Tuš ( will become Slovenia's largest exhibitor.

PRODUCTION: New Metod Pevec's The weight of the sky

Slovenian director Metod Pevec is filming his fourth movie, The Weight of the Sky for production company Vertigo/Emotionfilm.

Slovenia considers new funding body

Minister of Culture Stojan Pelko has presented a draft bill establishing a Slovenian Film Center (SFC), apublic fund that would replace the Slovenian Film Fund (SFF,

Damjan Kozole film sold to American market

Damjan Kozole's third film Slovenian Girl has been sold to distribution company Film Movement ( and will be shown under the title A Call Girl in American cinemas in the…

Slovenian Film Fund appoints temporary director

The Slovenian Film Fund ( has appointed Marjetica Mahne, president of the Film Fund's supervisory board, as acting director.

Cinema admissions up in Slovenia

Admissions at Slovenian cinemas rose 8% in 2009, to over 2.6 million tickets for an attendance rate of 1.3 tickets per person.

Slovenia introduces digital TV transmission

With only one year remaining before it ends analog TV transmissions, Slovenia has begun digital transmissions as of December 1.

Vrabec replaces Jurenc at PRO PLUS

Central European Media Enterprises (CME, ) has named Pavel Vrabec to replace outgoing general manager Marijan Jurenc at its Slovenian company PRO PLUS.

Slovenian cinemas convene on digital issue

Slovenian commercial and art house cinema owners meeting in Ljubljana have decided to unite behind the issue of converting cinema houses to digital projection.

PRODUCTION: Goran Vojnović's debut begins filming

Young Slovenian film and TV director Goran Vojnović begins filming film Piran - Pirano which received the largest support (920,507 Euros) from the Slovenian Film Fund ( grants in 2009.

FESTIVALS: The Blacks wins Ljubljana film festival

Croatia's The Blacks (Crnci) directed by Zvonimir Jurić and Goran Dević won the main prize of the 20th Ljubljana film festival LIFFe ( at the festival's November 22 closing ceremony.

PRODUCTION: Third Cvitkovič film in production

Slovenian director Jan Cvitkovič, winner of the 2001 Venice Lion of the Future for his debut Bread and Milk and 2005 Best New Director Award at San Sebastián, is in…

PRODUCTION: Vlado Škafar's Father in postproduction

Following the completion of 12 shooting days during autumn, Slovenian director Vlado Škafar's debut feature film Father has moved into the postproduction phase.

FESTIVALS: Ljubljana festival opens

The 20th Ljubljana International Film Festival - LIFFe opens in Ljubljana and in Slovenia's second city, Maribor, on November 11, and continues through November 22.

M-Appeal picks up Slovenian Girl

M-Appeal has acquired world sales rights to Slovenian Girl directed by Damjan Kozole (Spare Parts).